As a condition of membership, all IPPF Member Associations are required to meet the 10 fundamental principles and 49 separate Standards of IPPF Membership. The principles require that an organization is:

  1. Open and democratic
  2. Well-governed
  3. Strategic and progressive
  4. Transparent and accountable
  5. Well-managed
  6. Financially healthy
  7. A good employer
  8. Committed to results
  9. Committed to quality
  10. A leading non-governmental organization in its country

IPPF Regional Offices work with individual Member Associations to monitor and improve their compliance to membership standards with full participation of staff and volunteers. When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council, IPPF’s highest decision-making body.